Jesus Ventura's strange and very public criminal saga began back in March, when the 37-year-old firefighter and paramedic walked into a firehouse and started waving a pistol around. The gun went off, although no one was injured, and Ventura fled; he was arrested a week or so later at his home. But ... More >>
Delonte West, the Mavericks guard and most interesting man in basketball, has been suspended for "conduct detrimental to the team," ESPN reports. Coach Rick Carlisle isn't specifying why, nor has he laid out a timetable for West's return. The suspension came after the Mavs' preseason win over Houst ... More >>
With the arrival of fall, we're knee-deep in festival season, and Spune Productions is testing its fest powers in the heart of Deep Ellum with this weekend's first-ever Index Festival. The roster features a handful of locals (Yells At Eels, The Cush, Datahowler, The Angelus, Telegraph Canyon, A.Dd , ... More >>
The Dallas VA Medical Center nurse who told a lesbian Marine her depression was the result of "living in darkness" as a homosexual will no longer be working for the VA. We first wrote about former marine Esther Garatie back in November, after the Dallas Voice broke the story: Garatie went in for cou ... More >>
Via Change.orgEsther GaratieA Dallas VA Medical Center nurse is on leave and her bosses are in full-blown groveling mode after a gay combat vet, in search of help for her deepening depression, said she was urged to come out of the darkness and to stop living in terrible lesbian sin. "I was ... More >>
After rocky careers off the field, two local bad boys rehab their reps.
This time Mel Gibson just plays crazy.
It seems like it was only yesterday that Demi Lovato burst out of Colleyville and onto the national scene -- or, to be more precise, the Disney scene. But it wasn't yesterday: It was three years ago that Demi Lovato entered the forever-rotating Disney star machine to become primped, prodded and m ... More >>
Cafe TacubaNeed a multi-cultural experience to start your post Thanksgiving week off right? Check out Cafe Tacuba tonight at House of Blues.Hailing from Naucalpan, Mexico, CafeTabuca is a feisty quartet that mixes Latin hip-hop with alternative rock in a way guaranteed to get your feet to moving no ... More >>
Tillman's Roadhouse324 W. 7th St.214-942-0988I have no idea who picks the music for Tillman's, but the person has severe issues. I sat out on the patio, where they hide those of us who can't find a Saturday night date, being battered by gloom, despair and longing: "Time After Time," "It Was A Ver ... More >>
To this day, people still post comments to the September 4, 2007, Unfair Park item concerning the smoking-cessation drug Chantix and its troubling effect on users. Andrea Grimes wrote the piece because Sorta's Carter Albrecht and his girlfriend had begun using the Pfizer-made medicine shortly before ... More >>
City of Refuge (Asthmatic Kitty)
Included: Freddie Mercury, Hank Williams and Patsy Cline
Rainy days and Coldplay always get us down
Monday, May 7, at the Majestic Theater
These are some of the people served by Joel Pulis' ministry for the severely mentally ill in Oak Cliff. It's pretty much the last place I expected to find a story about the Well Community, an Oak Cliff church that ministers to the severely mental ill living on little income in the southern sector. B ... More >>
Jesse Sykes spreads the joy of melancholy
Already dogged by mental illness, Paul Bear ended his life after a mean-spirited outing by a small-town newspaperman
Susan Diamond learned that it doesn't pay to annoy your kids' psychiatrists, even if you're a doctor
Are we choosing ourselves crazy?
Howl at the moon and the Monets
His wife murdered their five children, but Rusty Yates was the one labeled a villain. He says don't believe everything you read.
Beulah leader Miles Kurosky's dark nights lead to pure pop sunshine
Critics of a private prison firm that ran two juvenile boot camps in Dallas wonder where the love is at these "tough love academies"
This small electrical device may be the last hope for the chronically depressed
The long-coming canonization of an Irish hero
The truth about a troubled teacher--and why DISD deserves the blame